Full employment is the future for South Derbyshire.

At one time full employment for our area seemed an unachievable goal but now it is within our grasp. In South Derbyshire we have seen unemployment fall steadily with the most recent figures for July showing there are now 391 people seeking work.

I Support our Armed Forces.

Last week I was so pleased to hear an investigation found against the firm ‘Public Interest Lawyers’ and they are going out of business.

Congratulations to A Level results recipients.

I want to congratulate all those receiving their A Level results today, your hard work over the last two years, especially with the new style A levels, will no doubt yield many future prospects.

Have a Swim, but stay safe.

Over recent weeks we have been experiencing the iconic British Summer weather with some high temperatures with more forecast. The heat invites us to cool down and one of the ways to do this is have a refreshing swim, but unfortunately this can sometimes end in tragedy.